Perched in the San Rafael Hills of Northeast Los Angeles, 1.85-square-mile Mt. Washington is a bucolic residential neighborhood known for its high-achieving elementary school, bohemian residents, and the Southwest Museum. Widely considered the most affluent area on the Eastside, Mt. Washington offers mountain, valley, and ocean views, along with homes ranging in style from Craftsman bungalows and tree house cabins to Hollywood Hills-style Mid-century Modern homes (A. Quincy Jones’ Pilot House and John Lautner’s Mauer House are both located here). Take in some nature at the 35-acre Elyria Canyon, hit La Abeja for the best Mexican brunch in the area, and entertain the kids by driving down Mt. Washington’s Eldred Street, located between Avenue 50 and Cross Avenue, one of the three steepest streets in LA. Nearby Highland Park and Eagle Rock offer plenty of amusement if it gets too quiet on some evenings.
By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo This midcentury gem comes with a little piece of L.A. culinary history. Located on an oversized 9,164-square-foot lot in Mount Washington, 371 Mavis Drive is a midcentury A-frame with much to offer—a soaring beamed ceiling, an expansive triangular wall of glass framing spectacular downtown views, and two separate bonus structures on the... Keep reading →
Check out these stunning Los Angeles properties all on the market for under $1.5 million. Whether you’re a fan of chic mid-century modern style homes or looking for a trendy newer construction, we’ve got you covered. Mount Washington | 1965 A-Frame Compound with Views 371 Mavis Drive | $1,375,000 Sited on an oversized street-to-street lot... Keep reading →
By Pauline O’Connor When it comes to unconventional architecture, it’s hard to top Mount Washington, where you’ll find geodesic domes, homes made of corrugated metal or Arroyo stones, and a number of A-frames, including this peaked property at 371 Mavis Drive. Built in 1965, the 1,605-feet residence has been recently overhauled by architect Roberto Sheinberg, design director of Lehrer Architects. It... Keep reading →
By Neal J. Leitereg Actress Paula Malcomson has made quick work of selling her longtime home in the historic Mount Washington neighborhood of L.A. Listed for sale in February for $1.099 million, the updated Mid-Century residence sold in two weeks for $51,000 more than the asking price — $1.15 million. Malcomson was a first-time homebuyer... Keep reading →
by Elijah Chiland Tucked into the hillside on a tree-filled lot in Mount Washington, this cozy little home has a nicely understated appeal. Built in the 1950s, it was scooped up in 2004 by prolific actress Paula Malcomson, who played the mother of Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games series. Now, it’s back on the... Keep reading →